Printing to paper or other media isn’t required very often these days. With the advent of email and instant messaging it is often easier to record and send content electronically. One may, for example, send screencasts, images, or PDFs.
PDFs have some advantages over other recording techniques. Perhaps most importantly, a PDF tools search and index text quickly and accurately. Searching for text in a video or image is far more expensive.
Any application that can print to a device can also print to a PDF file. Most applications in Kubuntu use the system print interface.
Some applications provide more PDF options than others. LibreOffice has basic and advanced PDF setting.
Chrome does not print background images by default. This helps save ink.
Okular is the default PDF viewer for Kubuntu. It has support for virtually all PDF capabilities. Adobe Acrobat is also available.
PDF Shuffler is installed to allow you to rearrange, remove, or add pages to a PDF document.
kfocus-001-shrinkpdf to reduce PDF files to as little as 5% of the original. It does this by lowering image quality to screen view levels and is noticeable only when printed to paper.
HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) is a suite of tools provided by HP for their hardware. Many capabilities like document-feeder or scanning do not require HPLIP. Use it only if you need more advanced capabilities such as fax support or esoteric page settings.
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